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Sunday, August 9

30th Annual Children's Festival of the Arts

Paramount Pictures Studios

5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, 90038


The day long Children's Festival of the Arts has become a widely anticipated community event created by the Hollywood Arts Council. It is a day of fun for the whole family, filled with cultural arts performances, music, and activities for children of all ages. This year we are happy to have 7 excellent performances (emceed by Casey McCabe from AMP Radio 97.1) and 14 creative and kid friendly arts workshops. There will also be face-painting, magic, food from All American Softy Ice Cream, Green Truck, and Let's Be Frank Hot Dogs, child celebrities from your favorite TV shows and movies, and Bugs Bunny from Six Flags Magic Mountain!

For many, this annual festival is one of the few outlets in which families with young children can be exposed to the arts and multi-cultural performances. This festival not only introduces young children to art, but involves them with performances and art workshops representing the rich and diverse cultural fabric which comprises Hollywood and Los Angeles. Don't miss this incredible celebration!

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The Watts Rebellion: 50 Years Later

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024


On the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Watts rebellion, we discuss the past and present of race relations in the United States with historians Gerald Horne, University of Houston, author of Fire This Time: The Watts Uprising and the 1960s, and Brenda E. Stevenson, UCLA, author of The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots.

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Kiddle Karoo

Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, 90057


Cowabunga dudes! Rock and Roar with Kiddle Karoo and her Kooky Krew’s sizzling summer “Monster Beach Party”. Join this little Tiki Hut filled with big monster fun for a rockin’ family beach concert! Kiddle Karoo and her puppet pals sing, dance and add a touch of magic to this wacky non-traditional Luau. Summertime entertainment the entire family will love.

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Starlight Bowl

1249 Lockheed View Dr., Burbank, 91501


Smash Mouth, the band that’s given you such memorable songs as “All-Star,” “Walkin’ on the Sun,” “Then the Morning Comes,” and “I’m a Believer,” is back for more season-of-the-sun fun with their vibrant new CD “MAGIC”. MAGIC” is a no-holds-barred party from start to finish. First-listen gems such as “Flippin’ Out” and “Magic” jump out at you like a barrel full of monkeys. Both these songs also feature young super talent J. Dash. The dynamic 25-year old wunderkind was a long-time Smash Mouth fan when he was tapped to sprinkle a little “magic” on these tracks. So get ready for a “MAGIC”-al year! We all know Smash Mouth is the ultimate summertime party band.

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Hairspray the Broadway Musical presented by the Torrance Theatre Company

Armstrong Theatre

3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, 90505


Torrance Theatre Company invites you to celebrate its 16th anniversary by brushing up your coif and doing The Madison all the way down to the Armstrong Theatre to see Hairspray the Broadway Musical. Hairspray won 8 Tony Awards in 2003, including the Tony Award for Best Musical. Set in 1962 Baltimore, the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular Corny Collins show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do!

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